Law School Professor Named to National Whistleblower Panel

OSHA Advisory Group to add Marcia Narine, visiting law professor at UMKC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis has named Marcia L. Narine, a visiting professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, to the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee, part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Narine is one of 12 inaugural members of the new board. According to a U.S. Dept. of Labor announcement, “the purpose of the (committee) is to advise, consult with and make recommendations to the secretary of labor … on ways to improve the fairness, efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s whistleblower protection programs.” The full Dept. of Labor announcement is available here.

Narine, a graduate of  Harvard Law School, is in her second year of a two-year visiting professor fellowship at UMKC. She teaches courses in Corporate Governance, Compliance and Social Responsibility; Employment Law; and Professional Responsibility. She has also lectured executive MBA students in the UMKC Bloch School of Management on corporate compliance, business ethics, employment law risks and negotiation strategies. She is the former vice president, global compliance and business standards/deputy general counsel/chief privacy officer for Ryder System, Inc., a Fortune 500 global transportation and supply chain management solutions company.

Narine has served as a member of the editorial board of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics magazine; is a member of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association; and has been a court-appointed guardian ad litem for abused and neglected children for more than 20 years.

In May 2011, she testified before the House Financial Services Committee in Congress on the unintended impact of Dodd-Frank Financial Reform on corporate compliance programs. She is also a founding board member of the Footprints Foundation, which is dedicated to improving infant and maternal health and mortality rates in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

About the UMKC School of Law
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About the University of Missouri-Kansas City
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